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Fortune in Two Old Trunks, A (Part II)


Published ca. 1951


The origin of California's prune (now officially called "dried plum") industry.


Run time 13:27
Producer All-Scope Pictures, Inc.
Sponsor Sunsweet Prunes
Audio/Visual Sd, C


Shotlist

Shot of Santa Clara Valley and San Jose. Shot of stagecoach and horse team. Shots of plums becoming prunes and processing techniques and practices. Shots of automatic machines filling cartons with prunes. Prunes being used in different food presentations.

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Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - June 14, 2003
Subject: "All Prunes Are Plums But Not All Plums Are Not Prunes"
In this neverending odyssey of prunes, we start with a somewhat needless history of the guy who brought the Prune to America. After about 10 minutes of a somewhat grinding history of what brought the prune to North America, the film suddenly shifts focus to the growth and distribution of this wonder fruit. It's an interesting process, one which, well, if you've ever wanted to know how Plums are made into prunes, now is your chance. The film concludes with a ghastly display of what can be made from prunes (Prune pie! 7 day Prune cake (always fresh!). A somewhat dry(ed) film with somewhat interesting highlights.
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